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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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This Golden Sorghum Lager will appeal to beer drinkers who prefer the lighter taste of lagers produced by the major brewers, such as Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Miller, and Heineken. This ale has a light crisp taste to meet the thirst quenching requirements of the lager style while still having enough body to interest the ale drinker during the spring and summer seasons. This beer has low bitterness and a subtle but pleasant hop aroma that will gently caress the senses.

Note: contract brewed for Bard’s Tale Beer (<A HREF=http://www.bardsbeer.com/ TARGET=blank>http://www.bardsbeer.com/).


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaktikMTL (5922) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de levure et de fleur. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblon avec une touche d’agrumes. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Apparence: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #641)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Light golden liquid with a thin lid of white bubbles. Hints of herbal honey tea. Some berries and cream also in the nose. Interesting light honey and fruit flavors. But then again it does have some sweet lager characteristics, that while not that appealing, Actually quite a bit better then the few other sorghum brews that I have tried.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2694) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
12oz, Bottled on 07/25/06. Hooray, fresh! Pours a pale amber with a miniscule off-white head that dissipates to nothing--reminds me of the water Marty got in Back to the Future III. Aroma is quite sugary sweet, with an aroma I can only assume is sorghum (I’ve never had it). Smells kind of like a melting sugary candy on a hot day. Very light anise in the background--also a bit grainy. Tastes the same with a tiny bit of paper addition. No hops to speak of except for a small amount of bitterness midway through. Thin bodied, light carbonation. This got a couple points for being a little different from anything I’ve had thus far. OK beer to try once, but I don’t think I’ll make a habit of getting this.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Plenty of hops in the aroma here. They really jump out. Flavor is a mix of corn, honey and grapefruit and there is a slight bitter aftertaste. There is slight carbonation visible in the glass but it seems to create bubbles in the mouth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Copper color with lots of bubbles and a small beige head. Sweet grainy aroma. Flavor of grain and some bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethdude (702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Pours a golden-orange with a thin head. Aroma is sweet, bits of coffee and chocolate over a floral aroma, a slight skunk. Flavor is sharp at first, then becomes very honey-ish with bits of lemon and a thin aftetaste. As a lover of honey, this hits the spot. A good hot weather beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10954) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Poured golden color with an average frothy head that diminished quickly and left fair lacing. Medium sweet grainy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet syrupy flavor with a bitter sweet finish of short duration.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9364) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle... Clear, light golden lager with a small, creamy, white head. Fairly rich, interesting aroma... grainy and malty with notes of caramel and hay. Malty, but clean, flavor with light notes of caramel and unsalted butter. Just a whisper of molasses. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Much better than most (within the style) brewed with barley malt. I’m anxious to see what other styles they are able to brew with sorgham malt.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 3, 2006
I don’t get the "Ale" listing either, it’s labeled a lager. In any event, this beer, compared with wheat based beers doesn’t fare very well. THe color and carbonation is spot on, the aromas are odd combining a slighty grassy hop with an odd malt fruitiness. This beer is not pasteurized, this is important b/c I have had good bottles and bad depending on the storage conditions, so if it tastes that disgusting, maybe it’s worth another try. The bottom line is that if you are gluten-intolerant you probably haven’t had a beer is some number of years. If that be the case, rejoice. While this is not the beer of choice, esp. for the price, for those of us lucky enough to enjoy wheat products, those who have had to obstain and watch the rest of the beer world run around them this beer is a blessing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This "Golden Sorghum Lager" is currently listed as a "Traditional Ale". What gives?

This was a bit of a gusher to start and the head didn’t quit when poured... holding forever in large, soapy bubbles over a light-hazed yellow/golden body. Happily carbonated. Bottom yeasts suggest that this was still fermenting. Yeasts are prominent in aroma, hinting at Hefeweizen with dry, smoky clove, but there is a vegetal quality to the aroma that should be banana. Additional lemon and Granny Smith apple. Flavor definitely holds a milky, lagered persona and is sour yet mild with smokiness and a fluffy/gassy feel. Spicy palate. IMO could pass for a Hefe albeit not a great one.

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